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The Resource The modern girl : feminine modernities, the body, and commodities in the 1920s, Jane Nicholas, (electronic resource)

The modern girl : feminine modernities, the body, and commodities in the 1920s, Jane Nicholas, (electronic resource)

Label
The modern girl : feminine modernities, the body, and commodities in the 1920s
Title
The modern girl
Title remainder
feminine modernities, the body, and commodities in the 1920s
Statement of responsibility
Jane Nicholas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • With her short skirt, bobbed hair, and penchant for smoking, drinking, dancing, and jazz, the "Modern Girl" was a fixture of 1920s Canadian consumer culture. She appeared in art, film, fashion, and advertising, as well as on the streets of towns from coast to coast. In The Modern Girl, Jane Nicholas argues that this feminine image was central to the creation of what it meant to be modern and female in Canada. Using a wide range of visual and textual evidence, Nicholas illuminates both the frequent public debates about female appearance and the realities of feminine self-presentation. She argues that women played an active and thoughtful role in their embrace of modern consumer culture, even when it was at the risk of serious social, economic, and cultural penalties. The first book to fully examine the "Modern Girl"'s place in Canadian culture, The Modern Girl will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of gender, sexuality, and the body in the modern world. --Provided by publisher
  • With her short skirt, bobbed hair, and penchant for smoking, drinking, dancing, and jazz, the "Modern Girl" was a fixture of 1920s Canadian consumer culture. She appeared in art, film, fashion, and advertising, as well as on the streets of towns from coast to coast. In The Modern Girl, Jane Nicholas argues that this feminine image was central to the creation of what it meant to be modern and female in Canada. Using a wide range of visual and textual evidence, Nicholas illuminates both the frequent public debates about female appearance and the realities of feminine self-presentation. She argues that women played an active and thoughtful role in their embrace of modern consumer culture, even when it was at the risk of serious social, economic, and cultural penalties. The first book to fully examine the "Modern Girl"'s place in Canadian culture, The Modern Girl will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of gender, sexuality, and the body in the modern world. --Provided by publisher
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NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholas, Jane
Dewey number
305.4097109/042
LC call number
HQ1220.C3
LC item number
N52 2015
Series statement
Studies in gender and history
Series volume
42
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Women in popular culture
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Women
  • Women
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
  • Women
  • Women in popular culture
  • Women
  • Canada
  • Canada
Summary expansion
With her short skirt, bobbed hair, and penchant for smoking, drinking, dancing, and jazz, the "Modern Girl" was a fixture of 1920s Canadian consumer culture. She appeared in art, film, fashion, and advertising, as well as on the streets of towns from coast to coast. In The Modern Girl, Jane Nicholas argues that this feminine image was central to the creation of what it meant to be modern and female in Canada.Using a wide range of visual and textual evidence, Nicholas illuminates both the frequent public debates about female appearance and the realities of feminine self-presentation. She argues that women played an active and thoughtful role in their embrace of modern consumer culture, even when it was at the risk of serious social, economic, and cultural penalties. The first book to fully examine the "Modern Girl"'s place in Canadian culture, The Modern Girl will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of gender, sexuality, and the body in the modern world
Label
The modern girl : feminine modernities, the body, and commodities in the 1920s, Jane Nicholas, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: The Canadian Modern Girl -- Making a Modern Girl's Body: Commodities, Performance, and Discipline -- Dear Valerie, Dear Mab: Beauty, Expert Advice, and Modern Magic -- The Girl in the City: Urban Modernity, Race, and Nation -- The Beauty Pageant: Contesting Feminine Modernities -- Modern Art and the Girl: Nude Art and the Feminine Threat -- Modern Girls and Machines: Cars, Projectors, and Publicity -- Conclusion: Losing the Modern Girl
  • Introduction: The Canadian Modern Girl -- Making a Modern Girl's Body: Commodities, Performance, and Discipline -- Dear Valerie, Dear Mab: Beauty, Expert Advice, and Modern Magic -- The Girl in the City: Urban Modernity, Race, and Nation -- The Beauty Pageant: Contesting Feminine Modernities -- Modern Art and the Girl: Nude Art and the Feminine Threat -- Modern Girls and Machines: Cars, Projectors, and Publicity -- Conclusion: Losing the Modern Girl
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001539462
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442648289
Isbn Type
(bound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015431206
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001539462
Label
The modern girl : feminine modernities, the body, and commodities in the 1920s, Jane Nicholas, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction: The Canadian Modern Girl -- Making a Modern Girl's Body: Commodities, Performance, and Discipline -- Dear Valerie, Dear Mab: Beauty, Expert Advice, and Modern Magic -- The Girl in the City: Urban Modernity, Race, and Nation -- The Beauty Pageant: Contesting Feminine Modernities -- Modern Art and the Girl: Nude Art and the Feminine Threat -- Modern Girls and Machines: Cars, Projectors, and Publicity -- Conclusion: Losing the Modern Girl
  • Introduction: The Canadian Modern Girl -- Making a Modern Girl's Body: Commodities, Performance, and Discipline -- Dear Valerie, Dear Mab: Beauty, Expert Advice, and Modern Magic -- The Girl in the City: Urban Modernity, Race, and Nation -- The Beauty Pageant: Contesting Feminine Modernities -- Modern Art and the Girl: Nude Art and the Feminine Threat -- Modern Girls and Machines: Cars, Projectors, and Publicity -- Conclusion: Losing the Modern Girl
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001539462
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 299 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781442648289
Isbn Type
(bound : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015431206
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001539462

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